Fred Young

3.62 out of 5
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↑ 1,100 ft
↓ 1,000 ft
elevation (ft)

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About this trail
This trail is tough. It's not fun. If you are in excellent shape and enjoy a lot of climbing and tight turns where you almost fall down on your bike, then maybe you will enjoy it. There are maybe 5 sections where you can move under the power of momentum for more than 3 or 4 seconds and you had better watch out on those parts. There always seems to be a tree trunk, two trees about a foot apart or a nasty turn that goes up, to the left and behind while also climbing an off camber hill at the end of any fast spot. Don't expect more than an 8 MPH average, and that's if you're in excellent shape and are considered a mountain bike guru by all of your friends.

Not for beginners, families or people lacking strength or stamina. The average weekend warrior will probably not like this trail much either.

Having said all that, if you want to gain skills on your bike and beat yourself into shape, this is an excellent trail.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (5 total check-ins)
  amercycprod   on Mar 21, 2019
  ninerguy   on Jan 30, 2018
  Randall Swanson   on Oct 8, 2016
  Robert Jubina   on Aug 13, 2016
  Ally   on Jun 19, 2016
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Reviews (14)


March 21, 2019
Review: Great trail system! Alot of up and down, gear changes, tight singletrack, and sneaky climbs after a switchback. Perfect hardtail 650B mtb trail.

Ensure your drivetrain is in top order as you will use sll your cogs! Not for beginners...

If you"re in the Jackson area, ride these trails!


September 19, 2018
Jayteekay Gramcounter  
Review: I had the intention of riding it but the gate was locked so Im not sure if its still open. Im not from the area so it might be weekends only. It appears to be a state owned park so maybe Tennessee shut her down. ?



December 17, 2018
Dortchy34 Gramcounter  
Review: Its open during part hours. I believe its daylight till dark?


October 9, 2016
Review: These trails are a challenge to your ability to navigate tight turns, punchy climbs, rooty and bumpy ascents and descents, Narrow bridges, and a fair amount of fun obstacles. There is also a nice steep climb that is difficult to get enough speed to finish off the steep face before stalling out. A second try should satisfy the challenge. This place is wonderful, well built, and well thought out. A great workout rewarded to those willing to persevere.


September 19, 2016
Review: Great trails. Pretty technical with quick turns and narrow paths throughout. Could really use so TLC but overall a great trail. The climbs and descents are all short but still a blast to ride.


December 31, 2015
Dortchy34 Gramcounter  
Review: I've been there a hand full of times now and I enjoy it. I like that the trail doesn't track far off. If you crash or have a flat tire your not far from the truck. I went there and rode mid December the day after a 3 inch rain... Exception of a few low spots, the trails were pretty good. Nice flow and some fast sections.

Similar Trail: mousetail

Granny Gear

June 20, 2015
Review: This is a great trail! Lots of great climbs, whoop de whoo's and tight spaces to fit through. The trail drains and drys quickly. These folks have done a kick ass job. Love riding here!

Bunny Hop

May 7, 2012
Rynil2000 Bunny Hop  
Review: I took a weekend trip to Jackson for business and could afford the pleasure of bringing my bike along for riding during some downtime. I thought I would give some of the local trails a shot and I started here (seeing as there are only two in the area). Bottom Line: This trail needs some attention ASAP. It's a good run through the woods with some short steep uphills and a few good downhills; even one that has you riding down a cement storm runoff for a few feet. As soon as I got out to the park I noticed something peculiar...I was the ONLY one out there. There is a playground, multiple baseball fields and a nice bmx track, but I was the only soul out there the entire time. I just thought it was strange as how I'm used to seeing other riders or walkers where ever I go. Anyway, this trail would have been a blast, but it's obvious that there has been some lapse in the maintenance. Thick pine straw covered the trail everywhere which made it (1) difficult to follow the trail and (2) pretty nerve racking in corners. Other spots were eroded and couple of bridges were in shabby condition; almost thought I was going to go through one. I could only bear to ride for approx 4 miles before I got tired of riding through this barren and overgrown trail that had me constantly eating spider webs (you can tell no one goes there often). To sum it up: This trail used to and still has some awesome potential, but unless they (The Jackson Dirty Spokes Club @ Bicycle City; supposed keepers to this trail) give this place some love and clean it up a bit, I wouldn't advise making the drive.

Similar Trail: just go ride through some uncut forest

Granny Gear

January 17, 2012
Review: Definitely a work out. Short steep hills. Little/no 'rollers'. Always going up or down. Relatively no flat sections. I'm 53 and can ride the whole trail but I have a lot of woods dirt bike riding experience that helps a lot. Very, very good workout! Trails seemed very well 'groomed' to me.

* Review edited 1/17/2012

Granny Gear

December 20, 2011
Jmountain Granny Gear  
Review: I agree that this trail is not a lot of fun. You will spend half of your time climbing with no reward. The trail is relatively well groomed. There are tons of corners to practice maintaining your speed. I also encountered several downhill corners that I typically haven’t seen at other trails in the area. There are a few large dips in one section close to the end. I was gassed by the time I got there but was glad to finally mix it up a little. Overall this is a respectable but demanding trail.

* Review edited 4/16/2012

Granny Gear

August 6, 2010
Review: I think this trail is awesome. I am a novice and I didn't have any trouble except for breathing. Great for building cardio. I like the bike wash station and the BMX track.

Fred Young MTB Trail 3.62 out of 5 based on 14 ratings. 14 user reviews.
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